User talk:Koavf

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Welcoem to Simple English Wikipedia. So, I guess you are more active on the English one? My page on there is here. Thorpe 20:15, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

List of Wikipedians by number of edits?[change source]

Out of curiosity, why are you mantaining User: Koavf/Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of edits, when the results from the list are based upon the main English Wikipedia and not the Simple English Wikipedia?--TBCΦtalk? 22:00, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

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Article editing beginning[change source]

My class has started editing their articles - please watch over them as they start. Thanks! See the list here. Awadewit (talk) 19:33, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Children's Lit[change source]


I chose the topic of teddy bears. There is already a wiki site on it but when I went to add an outline to my talk page it said it was deleted. Do I need to start over from the beginning? I'm sooo confused! Thanks Courtney 2011-10-31T10:46:31, User:Tourtles22

Hey! Sorry to bother you again BUT I was just wondering how often do you suggest I site my sources? Can I do it at the end of a paragraph. My Roosevelt topic is all from the same source can I just do it once? Thanks --Tourtles22 (talk) 02:50, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

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VallejoSunflower.jpg Thank you for your attentive and diligent work with Adrianne's students :) sonia 23:21, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

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I'm sorry dude. i can't wrote history of iran due english, since my english isn't well for translating; and history of iran is very wide and huge, hence i can't write for you.--Dastan47 (talk) 15:42, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

@Dastan47: That is okay. I do not want to know Iran's history. I want to know your history. What is your background with English? How long have you studied it? —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 18:24, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

April 2017[change source]

Information.svg Hello, Koavf. When you revert a user's changes, like you did earlier, don't forget to leave the user a message on their talk page. You may find Template:User talk page warnings/table useful when doing this, to let them know that the change was considered inappropriate, and to direct them to the sandbox. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 20:11, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

@Auntof6: There is a 0% chance that I am going to post to an IP editor's talk page when reverting vandalism, especially since I responded to his post at Simple talk. Please explain why I would post to his talk page as well. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 20:48, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
It would be a record of the editor's bad edits, and it would be in the place where we normally expect to find such information. The exchange you had on Simple Talk doesn't mention what specific edit either if you was talking about. Having the notice on the talk page lets others see it if they go there to leave a message about other bad edits, which determines what level warning message to leave. Having all the messages on the talk page keeps that information together, helps let people know if it's time to report the editor at WP:VIP, and helps admins know if it's time to block. The exchange you had was on Simple Talk and will be lost as soon as it's archived, so it won't help with any of those things. Besides all that, the warning message let editors know that we have expectations and requirements for editing here; just saying an edit was wrong doesn't do that. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:11, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: But this is an IP, not a registered editor. Also, if you wanted to piece together which edits were bad, it would be very easy to do from his contribs--it was the edits made a few seconds before the post to Simple Talk. I can't imagine that the first place anyone would check here is an IP's talk page, so I'm still not convinced. If this were a registered user making a mistake, that would be a different story. Not doing it this time. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 02:21, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
We do this for IPs and registered editors alike, and we do check the talk pages. Yes, we could figure out what edits were bad from the contribs, but the warning messages tell us which problems edits have already been addressed. In this case, it's not hard because the editor had edited only one page. However, we need to treat all editors alike so that we're fair to all, and that means leaving messages even in cases like this. I accept that you're refusing to cooperate this time, but I hope you will in the future. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:13, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: But not all editors are the same--an IP editor can share an identity with any number of individuals whereas a logged-in user is almost always one person. Also, an IP will very likely edit and disappear. Again, the message would be of value if this were an editor who was attempting to be constructive or whom we might think would make future edits but I don't see the value in it this time. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 05:01, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Recent comment on ST[change source]

Don't elaborate on that topic. What was there was sufficient. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:44, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @StevenJ81: There's no need to tell people not to comment on discussions. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:09, 8 May 2017 (UTC)